Mining magnate among nine missing after plane crash

June 20th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS  

Sydney, June 20 (IANS) Australian mining magnate Ken Talbot is among nine people feared dead after their aircraft went missing in west Africa.
Talbot Group chairman Don Nissen confirmed Sunday that Talbot was aboard an aircraft chartered by West Australian iron ore miner Sundance Resources that went missing in Cameroon Saturday, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.

Most of those on board the plane are connected to Sundance Resources. “Sundance Resources regrets to advise that an aircraft chartered by the company has been reported missing Saturday,” a statement from the company said.

“The aircraft was on a flight to Sundance’s Mbalam iron ore project in Cameroon Saturday morning from the capital Yaounde,” Nissen said in a statement.

The Talbot Group is working closely with Sundance Resources in their search efforts for the missing aircraft, the report said. Talbot is a director of Sundance Resources.

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